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MGB 2 awarded as ‘Most Outstanding Respondent’

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II was awarded by the Philippine Statistics Authority Region II as Most Outstanding Respondent in the Regional Line Agency Category during the PSA 10th Anniversary: Outstanding PSA Stakeholders Appreciation Ceremony.


MGB 2 recognizes loyalty awardees

With the aim to recognize employees who have rendered at least ten years of continuous and satisfactory government service, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II gave loyalty awards to its eight employees during a special program on December 19, 2023 at MGB ROII Conference Hall.

MGB ROII personnel who received recognition were RD Mario Ancheta ( 30 years); Emely M. Delmendo ( 30 years); Rhodora Acacio ( 30 years ); Domingo De Asis ( 30 years); Marivin Rosales ( 30 years); Marie Rose Tangan ( 25 years old); Engr. Vicie T. Diciano ( 20 years); Edwin Jesus O. Buendia, Jr. (20 years).


Mining Companies in Region 2 win awards in Baguio City

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- Two large-scale mining firms from Cagayan Valley region bagged awards in the recently concluded 69th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference ( ANMSEC) in Baguio City.

OceanaGold Philippines, Inc. in Didipio, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya won the Safest Underground Mining Operations, Safest Mineral Processing Extraction under the safest mines awards category.

Meanwhile, FCF Minerals Corporation in Brgy. Runruno, Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya received the 2023 Presidential Mineral Industry Environment Award ( PMIEA) under the Surface Mining Category.

FCF Minerals likewise won the Best Mining Forest Program under the metals category  

MGB 2 attends community relations confab

Four Technical Personnel of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. II attended the 2023 Community Relations Conference on Nov. 15, 2023.

The 2023 ComRel conference is in partnership with the Philippine Mine Safety Association (PMSEA), the technical personnel of the Mine Safety, Environment, and Social Development Division (MSESDD) of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB).

MGB Regional Office Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Director, Ms. Fay W. Apil gave the welcome remarks while PMSEA President Engr. Luis R. Sarmiento and the MGB OIC Director, Atty. Danilo U. Uykieng delivered inspirational messages.

The Conference showcased presentations of theoretical notes and case studies on the various topics of community relations and sustainable development. It also discussed the potential contribution of the Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) of mining companies to sustainable development goals and community relations in job creation for various stakeholders.

MGB 2 mining engineers participate in annual mining symposium

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan- Mining Engineers of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region II participated in the Minerals Industry Symposium held on Nov. 16, 2023 at CAP John Hay, Cultural Trade Center, Camp John Hay, Baguio City.

As part of the 69th Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference (ANMSEC), with the theme, “Mining 4.0: Safer, Smarter and Sustainable.”

 PSEM Northern Luzon Chapter President Engr. Roel A. Collado delivered the Welcome Remarks, followed by PSEM President Engr. Donald G. Estrella who delivered the PSEM message.

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency, Hae Kyong Yu and Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency David Hartman also gave their messages in the symposium.

They shared about their respective countries’ best practices in mining, and ensured their countries’ support and partnership with the Philippines.

On the other hand, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo Loyzaga also delivered her Keynote Speech.

The Environment Secretary assured that the DENR supports the call to responsible mining.

The symposium was attended by PSEM Members, Stakeholders, and Delegates of the Mining Industry around the country.